Australia Is One Of The Most Hostile Nations For Business Investment And Job Creation

Australia continues its slide down the global competitiveness rankings on key areas such as taxes, regulations, and energy supply, according to the latest World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index Report released on the 26th of September. “The WEF shows that Australia remains one of the most hostile nations to new business investment and job creation”, said [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Media releases|0 Comments

IPA welcomes PC call to cut farming red tape

“The Productivity Commission’s final report, Regulation of Australian Agriculture, shows that red tape is the biggest factor undermining prosperity in the agricultural sector,” said Daniel Wild, research fellow with free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “This report shows that state governments should scrap their native vegetation laws and start over. Private landowners [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Media releases|0 Comments

Australia must follow United States and cut red tape

“President Donald Trump announced today that his Administration will significantly reduce red tape on job-creating businesses. Australia must implement serious reforms to reduce the $176 billion cost red tape is imposing on our economy, or we will be rendered uncompetitive,” said Daniel Wild, research fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Media releases|0 Comments

Australia should follow the United States and cut red tape

“Australia must follow President-Elect Donald Trump’s plan to cut red tape otherwise we will be rendered uncompetitive and unable to attract global investment,” said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow with the free-market think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs. The President-Elect has put forward a number of proposals to cut red tape, including: abolishing two regulations [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

IPA welcomes Senate Select Committee on red tape

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs welcomes Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm's establishment of a Senate Select Committee into Australia's red tape problem. "Red tape is Australia's most pressing economic challenge. This inquiry presents an opportunity to revitalise the Commonwealth's red tape reduction agenda," said IPA spokesperson Evan Mulholland. "Institute of Public [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Xenophon wrong and opportunistic on drone rules

“Nick Xenophon is wrong to try to disallow new drone regulations” said Darcy Allen, Research Fellow at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The changes made by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) include scrapping licenses for amateur for-profit drone users flying under 2 kg in favour of a simpler notification [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Government should follow Minister Canavan and end Green Lawfare

“Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matt Canavan is right to take on green groups that abuse the legal system to shut down development,” said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday Senator Canavan delivered a speech to the Queensland Media Club where [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Australian banks need less red tape, not criminal penalties and political witch-hunts

“The fundamental problem in our banking industry is a lack of competition,” said Daniel Wild, research fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “The only way to make banks more responsive to customers is to reduce red tape and allow them to compete with one another more aggressively.” “More licenses [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Address to the Pastoralists and Graziers Association 2016 Annual Convention by Chris Berg

Address to the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia 2016 Annual Convention Friday, 2 September 2016 at Crown Perth, Burswood Australia is a country with enormous potential. We have some of the most productive and technologically advanced primary industries in the world. While agriculture is only 2.3 per cent of GDP, Australian agriculture produces [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments

Adani decision shows we must repeal Section 487

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs have called for the repeal of Section 487 of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Act (EPBC) in light of the Federal Court decision to allow the approval of the Adani coal mine to stand. “The decision by the Federal Court is good for the environment, global [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Media releases|0 Comments